Compare and contrast open-source and closed-source mobile operating systems (OSs), and explain the main reasons why you would consider utilizing one (1) of these types of OSs over the other. Provide at least two (2) reasons to justify your decision.
operating systems use code that is proprietary and kept furtive to prevent its
use by other entities. Traditionally, they are sold for a profit. Open-source
operating systems use code that is freely-distributed and available to anyone
to use, even for marketable purposes. Both types of operating systems have
Open-source operating systems such as Linux or
FreeBSD do not charge anything, through some Linux companies, such as Red Hat,
provide supported versions for a fee. Closed-source operating systems can
either be free or offered for a price. Microsoft Windows comes preinstalled on
many new computers; though you do not have to pay separately for it, the cost
of the Windows license is figured into the price by the computer manufacturer,
who pays Microsoft a bulk licensing fee for all their preinstalled copies of
Windows. Windows can be purchased separately for computers without an operating
system or as an upgrade to a previous version of Windows. OS X is also
preinstalled on new Macs, with small fees typically charged for upgrades,
though the Mavericks upgrade was free. Open source projects are free to choose
their direction and ae not driven by profitability.,
major reasons of preferring open OSs:
1. they are freely available to users.
2. they can be used for commercial purposes
Oct 10th, 2014
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